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The George Polk Award Winners: Missions Impossible

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Reception 5:30 pm)
WHERE: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave. (b'twn. DeKalb & Willoughby)
RSVP:,, (212) 686-5005

Hear from a panel of today's best journalists in the country as they reveal how, despite incredible obstacles, they still managed to unearth some of the most compelling and important news coverage of 2011. Join us to learn firsthand how they got their award-winning stories and learn what it takes to win the prestigious Polk Award!

Jane Mayer, The New Yorker: "The Secret Sharer," an exposé on the unfair prosecution of a whistle-blower

May Ying Welsh, Al Jazeera English, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"

C.J. Chivers, The NY Times, ongoing coverage of Afghan and Libyan wars

Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News, Penn State football's sex abuse scandal

Moderator: John Darnton, Awards Curator (former Culture Editor, The NY Times)